The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 11, 2017
Above is the new, full trailer for Steven Speilberg’s upcoming adaptation of Ready, Player One. The story centers on Wade Watts and his bid to win James Halliday’s Easter Egg hunt, which promises both half a trillion dollars and (more importantly) control of OASIS. That, in turn, leads to an ideological battle — Wade and fellow competitor Art3mis are racing to find all the clues before the megacorporation IOI gets them and exploits OASIS for profit. Wade is effectively drafted into a resistance movement, and his moves will have consequences in both VR and real life.
The amount of digital cameos that we’ve seen between this trailer and the original teaser trailer has been in the dozens. Who else do you think we’ll see in the movie? Who’s your favorite cameo in this trailer? I was shocked to see Tracer from Overwatch!
Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress.. for a Star Wars movie? I’ve read nothing but glowing reviews for this week’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Star Wars has never gone hand-in-hand with “great acting” (sorry SW fans, but you know it’s true). Knowing that Mark Hamill has that much confidence in his role as Luke, and Daisy as Rey, has me (somehow) even more excited for the movie!
For the second weekend in a row, no major studios have launched a new wide release. Of course, this Thursday, Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands, and is expecting to open at $200 million+!!! Until then, Disney/Pixar’s Coco is still reigning supreme, for a third weekend in a row, bringing in $18.3 million. Justice League remained at #2 with $9.6 mill, and Wonder remained #3 with $8.45 million buckaroos.
Last night, during AMC’s The Talking Dead, host Chris Hardwick unveiled his own Funko Pop.. and the sale immediately went live. Unfortunately for anyone not watching, this collectible sold out in minutes. There’s currently no word if an additional, maybe new, version of this Pop will be released in the future. READ MORE HERE
Lastly for today, over the weekend at Comic Con Experience 2017 (in Brazil), DC & Warner Bros. announced their revised slate of movies advancing the so-called DC Extended Universe. Here are the films Warner listed at Sunday’s panel, in order mentioned:
- Wonder Woman II
- Justice League Dark
- Suicide Squad 2
- Green Lantern Corps
- The Batman